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“Something to crow about” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Gallito Restaurant - CLOSED

El Gallito Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cathedral City, California, United States
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Something to crow about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a small family owned and run local restaurant serving up simply good Mexican food...no frills. The decor is all about El Gallito and the rooster rules. Service is friendly, fast and the decor funky and comfortable. Almost always a bit of a wait on the patio, but I figure this is the sign of good food, good service and good value. You can't go wrong with what you order, but I am partial to the bean and cheese burrito with guac on the side.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Marcia S
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English first
Vancouver
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Limited menue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Small mom and pop restaurant. Place quite dated but has Mexican atmosphere. I wanted tortilla soup but they don't serve that. Chile relleno was excellent. Parking in the back free.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank gainerVancouver
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Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The 'In" place for the locals to get real Mexican food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Don't be put off by the outside. This place wins every award for food. Chili Verde is habit forming. The service and prices are great. The food is hot. If you like original Mexican food, this is your place. All the local go here.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank RollsBob
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California
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Homemade Mexican food at it's best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Small restaurant. Mom and Pop operation Seats about 50. Get there early as it fills up fast. Good menu. EVERYTHING is homemade and fresh. Chips are warm and the salsa is excellent. Every dish that came out of the kitchen looked good. Service was great! Worth the wait if they are busy.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank TravellingWineguy
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We've been coming back to El Gallito over the last few years for good reason - great Mexican food! Be sure to try the carnitas whenever you find it offered as a special.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank S12_13
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